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dijus
03-22-2008, 11:12 PM
Just 63 mins.

What a great performance by Fish. Mardy is just ultra red hot these days :eek:

Some stats: (Fish/Federer)
Aces: 7/2
1st serve: 34%/55%
Winners:26/14
UEs: 19/25
Total points won:60/43

Time to beat Nole now, Fishy! Good luck in the final :rocker2:

Smoke944
03-22-2008, 11:14 PM
I'm scared that if I jump the ground won't be solid :o
Weird times :)

Marek.
03-22-2008, 11:14 PM
Well deserved win from Fish. :worship:

Lunaris
03-22-2008, 11:14 PM
Ridiculous stuff from Fed. Fish won with 34% of 1st serves in. Congrats.

Bilbo
03-22-2008, 11:15 PM
federer's decline continues and hit a new low. his dominance for sure is over. will be hard for him to win another grand slam apart from wimbledon.

PiggyGotRoasted
03-22-2008, 11:15 PM
What a load of crap federer played like

Ivanatis
03-22-2008, 11:15 PM
What the hell did Federer do on his day off?

camnation
03-22-2008, 11:15 PM
Hole. Lee. Crap. :eek:
Personally I was leaning on a Fed win so Nole could destroy him in the finals or something but it's all good! :yeah:

tae04
03-22-2008, 11:15 PM
Federer got his @$$ whooped.

Bloodletting
03-22-2008, 11:15 PM
what a mug

Voo de Mar
03-22-2008, 11:15 PM
:spit: Strategical tank to avoid another defeat from Djokovic's hands in straght sets ;)
It's hard to believe, anyway congrats Mardy - the pride of American tennis :worship:

Deivid23
03-22-2008, 11:15 PM
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO L

:haha: :haha:

Rogieva
03-22-2008, 11:15 PM
Smart play from Fish.

Everything was hit to the BH.

Ugly Fed, so passive and like a robot. Step it up.

dylan24
03-22-2008, 11:15 PM
cmon novak
don't lose to this fucker fish

leng jai
03-22-2008, 11:16 PM
Federer played at 110% but theres no stopping the prophecy.


FISH 2008 GOAT.

Psichogauchovna
03-22-2008, 11:16 PM
what a humiliation Roger :retard: seemed like he didnt give a fuck about this match.

Tennis-Chick
03-22-2008, 11:16 PM
Well done Mardy!! Dream final for me :yeah:

Jaap
03-22-2008, 11:16 PM
Expected one.

Naranoc
03-22-2008, 11:16 PM
:lol:

Federer and Nadal fans can take cheap digs at each other at the same time now. A nice, parallel scoreline too.

dorkgirl
03-22-2008, 11:16 PM
Seriously, all the people racing to be THE FIRST ONE TO POST THE THREAD!!!!! are pretty freaking sad. Get a life.

This match was hilarious. I just can't wait to hear the excuses. And i can't even stand Mardy Fish, but well done to him.

DrJules
03-22-2008, 11:16 PM
Just 63 mins.

What a great performance by Fish. Mardy is just ultra red hot these days :eek:

Some stats: (Fish/Federer)
Aces: 7/2
1st serve: 34%/55%
Winners:26/14
UEs: 19/25
Total points won:60/43

Time to beat Nole now, Fishy! Good luck in the final :rocker2:

Fish will be lucky to win a set.

finishingmove
03-22-2008, 11:16 PM
Mardy fishslaps Federer with an astonishing 34% of 1st serve in.

strategic tank by roger

prima donna
03-22-2008, 11:16 PM
Pura Spazzatura.

gnaz
03-22-2008, 11:16 PM
Federer is finished.....

nanoman
03-22-2008, 11:16 PM
Federer should only play doubles from now on. What a joke of a player he has become.

Blue Heart24
03-22-2008, 11:17 PM
This is 2008 baby :haha: :cool:

Absoultely unbelievable :haha: :haha:

Well fucking done Mardy Fish :bowdown: :worship:

Argenbrit
03-22-2008, 11:17 PM
WTF!!! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! ROGER!!!! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Deathless Mortal
03-22-2008, 11:17 PM
March 22nd - the day when tennis died.
RIP

Now I've finally seen it all (although I said that a few times this year already :o)
Fed destroyed by Fish?! :o
I'm not a fan of Fed but I'm seriously anxious now. Fish of all the people? :o

Adler
03-22-2008, 11:17 PM
(music: Don McLean - American Pie)

And good old boys having pathethic night
Saying this was the day when tennis died

jayjay
03-22-2008, 11:17 PM
cmon novak
don't lose to this fucker fish

Dylan, were you on Fish?

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/bostero_2006/mf.jpg

Blue Heart24
03-22-2008, 11:17 PM
This is 2008 baby :haha: :cool:

Absoultely unbelievable :haha: :haha:

Well fucking done Mardy Fish :bowdown: :worship:

Sunset of Age
03-22-2008, 11:17 PM
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Okay, I made my mark right now. Have a wonderful plane ride to Miami together, Rafa & Rogelio! :smash:

Well deserved CONGRATS to Fish! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Cat123
03-22-2008, 11:17 PM
:eek: Oh my goodness, I'm in shock! Fish owned Federer, he just couldn't miss and was making some awesome shots. I may not be his biggest fan, but RESPECT!! :worship: :cool:

Of course, Novak will take the title! But this is well deserved.

Deivid23
03-22-2008, 11:17 PM
Freaking 34% of first serves were good enough to school Federer :haha:

sdtoot
03-22-2008, 11:17 PM
The decline of Federer is now firmly in place after today...............very poor performance. Well done to Fish for a true beatdown.

feuselino
03-22-2008, 11:17 PM
Lol, what is this, bizzaro world?!

Congrats Mardy!

Roger: Get some rest and come back fresh and motivated for Miami, champ!

dylan24
03-22-2008, 11:17 PM
congrats pete sampras and bridgette wilson sampras.
your master plan has worked.

historystupid
03-22-2008, 11:17 PM
Haha, pussyboy Fed is the bitch to be beaten now.

Breakaway
03-22-2008, 11:17 PM
I am in shock. :eek:

Speechless..

vincayou
03-22-2008, 11:17 PM
This Federer is bad.

Flibbertigibbet
03-22-2008, 11:17 PM
:lol:

Federer and Nadal fans can take cheap digs at each other at the same time now. A nice, parallel scoreline too.

Losing to Djokovic looks a lot better, to tell you the truth.

Tom Paulman
03-22-2008, 11:17 PM
federer's decline continues and hit a new low. his dominance for sure is over. will be hard for him to win another grand slam apart from wimbledon.

Men's tennis will be finally more exciting to watch :yeah:

KoOlMaNsEaN
03-22-2008, 11:17 PM
One Word
Retire

ReturnWinner
03-22-2008, 11:18 PM
Fish will be lucky to win a set.

not if he plays like until now, its not like he has beaten Davydenko -easily,Hewitt,Nalbandiand and Federer -easily- in a row althought
i think he will need more first serves for sure.

uNIVERSE mAN
03-22-2008, 11:18 PM
The death of Federer....

ReturnWinner
03-22-2008, 11:18 PM
Fish will be lucky to win a set.

not if he plays like until now, its not luck he has beaten Davydenko -easily,Hewitt,Nalbandiand and Federer -easily- in a row althought
i think he will need more first serves for sure.

whist
03-22-2008, 11:18 PM
I thought it will be 6:3 6:2, so I guess I was wright :lol::lol::lol:

jonny84
03-22-2008, 11:18 PM
34% of first serves in for Fish :eek:

Shocking match.

dylan24
03-22-2008, 11:18 PM
Dylan, were you on Fish?

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/bostero_2006/mf.jpg

i've got futures on federer and djokovic to win IW.
so fish has a chance to really fuck me over.

NinaNina19
03-22-2008, 11:18 PM
March 22nd - the day when tennis died.
RIP

Now I've finally seen it all (although I said that a few times this year already :o)
Fed destroyed by Fish?! :o
I'm not a fan of Fed but I'm seriously anxious now. Fish of all the people? :oIt's not Roddick or Blake at least.

Sjengster
03-22-2008, 11:18 PM
So how many matches in a row was that against Americans? 40? 41? The last one to beat him was Roddick in Montreal 2003. Just goes to show, third time (at the same tournament)'s a charm.

njnetswill
03-22-2008, 11:18 PM
:spit: :haha:

Smasher
03-22-2008, 11:18 PM
Perfect performance from the Fish :smoke:

@Deivid, fix your keyboard. It's obviously stuck

preNadal care
03-22-2008, 11:18 PM
:spit: Strategical tank to avoid another defeat from Djokovic's hands in straght sets ;)
It's hard to believe, anyway congrats Mardy - the pride of American tennis :worship:
Andy will need a lesson from Mardy after this performance.

gnaz
03-22-2008, 11:18 PM
federer's decline continues and hit a new low. his dominance for sure is over. will be hard for him to win another grand slam apart from wimbledon.

Agree.

TheBoiledEgg
03-22-2008, 11:18 PM
Roger looked like he was drunk out there.

Mechlan
03-22-2008, 11:18 PM
No shame in losing to the GOAT. :worship:

homogenius
03-22-2008, 11:19 PM
Federer should be fined.

World Beater
03-22-2008, 11:19 PM
:haha:

:haha:

ReturnWinner
03-22-2008, 11:19 PM
Nalby and Hewitt should be happy for their performances against Fishman :worship:

Manon
03-22-2008, 11:19 PM
I don't like it.

For all fish Fish fans > this is Fed's lose, Fed was bad, Fed was, Fed was.....etc. There's nothing about fish Fish and his game cause he has no game.

mecir72
03-22-2008, 11:19 PM
Surely something is wrong with federer. If he cant sort it out he will not win another slam.

moon language
03-22-2008, 11:19 PM
Wow. Losing by that score to Mardy Fish on hardcourt?

Not sure there are enough lols to go around for this one.

Adler
03-22-2008, 11:20 PM
Mono?
Russian mafia?

No, it's just

>))))))'>

hablovah19
03-22-2008, 11:20 PM
Federer was a no-show today. What a strange performance from him! :help::o

I was hoping to see Federer vs Nadal final. This sucks.

But congrats to Fish anyways. :yeah:

Argenbrit
03-22-2008, 11:20 PM
March 22nd - the day when tennis died.
RIP

Now I've finally seen it all (although I said that a few times this year already :o)
Fed destroyed by Fish?! :o
I'm not a fan of Fed but I'm seriously anxious now. Fish of all the people? :o

:help: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

justClaudia
03-22-2008, 11:20 PM
March 22nd - the day when tennis died.
RIP

Now I've finally seen it all (although I said that a few times this year already :o)
Fed destroyed by Fish?! :o
I'm not a fan of Fed but I'm seriously anxious now. Fish of all the people? :o

what a freaking drama queen you turned ou to be. :haha:

star
03-22-2008, 11:20 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

I mean, even Federer fans have got to laugh at this one. It's so funny that it isn't even a heartbreaking loss.

Corey Feldman
03-22-2008, 11:20 PM
The end really is nigh for Fed

but his 2003-2007 run will never be forgotten

djoky
03-22-2008, 11:20 PM
It felt good to watch Mardy beat that ass!

foul_dwimmerlaik
03-22-2008, 11:20 PM
Gawd.

That's all I have to say.

aeronatasha
03-22-2008, 11:20 PM
WTF?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Was Fed on drugs or something? That was just plain disgusting. I could not recognize the man! If this is not a tank job, it's a bitter, bitter pill to swallow. :unsure:

Bloodletting
03-22-2008, 11:20 PM
This Federer is bad.

No, this Federer is dead

freeandlonely
03-22-2008, 11:20 PM
Fish is good.
But Roger is strange, he seems doesn't care about this and hit moonball.

vucina
03-22-2008, 11:21 PM
New low for Federer. It's kinda sad. If he's feeling sick or not ready, he shouldn't play. He's just embarrassing himself.

star
03-22-2008, 11:21 PM
Nah. It's not the end of Fed. He's simply anxious to get back to important things -- like exho matches with Sampras. :)

m9m9m9m9m9
03-22-2008, 11:21 PM
Fish showed a lot of mercy by giving Fed 5 games to be honest

nytrainer
03-22-2008, 11:21 PM
Fish played well. But today federer played the worst he has in 5 years.. if not the worst he has ever played. No fight, horrible movement, very sluggish. The first two games were ok but then the wheels fell off. Someone playing fish's type of game is not a good match up for him but still i am very surprised (shocked even) by how badly fed played.

Voo de Mar
03-22-2008, 11:21 PM
Andy will need a lesson from Mardy after this performance.

I thought exactly the same at 5:1 in the 2nd set :yeah:

Argenbrit
03-22-2008, 11:21 PM
The end really is nigh for Fed

but his 2003-2007 run will never be forgotten

:lol:

ufokart
03-22-2008, 11:21 PM
Fish :rocker2:

I don't like the guy, but anyone beating Federer gets some approval from me :haha:

DrJules
03-22-2008, 11:22 PM
So how many matches in a row was that against Americans? 40? 41? The last one to beat him was Roddick in Montreal 2003. Just goes to show, third time (at the same tournament)'s a charm.

2003 was when Fish last played this well.

jayjay
03-22-2008, 11:22 PM
i've got futures on federer and djokovic to win IW.
so fish has a chance to really fuck me over.

Djokovic will get the job done.

Grinder
03-22-2008, 11:22 PM
What a performance by Mardy! :eek:

The most crushing defeat of Federer since at least 2003. Keep it up and beat Djokovic. Great weak regardless. :woohoo:

scarecrows
03-22-2008, 11:22 PM
as the sig says

TheBoiledEgg
03-22-2008, 11:23 PM
time for Roger to play some challengers

Regenbogen
03-22-2008, 11:23 PM
I just don't understand how this happened. :help:

star
03-22-2008, 11:23 PM
It's not Roddick or Blake at least.

Hey, NinaNina. Weren't you the one who gave us the blessed jinx thread? Thanks, babe. :hatoff:

OrinUK
03-22-2008, 11:23 PM
Fed needs to win something fast

alfonsojose
03-22-2008, 11:23 PM
:haha: :haha. :haha: WTF was doing Roger yesterday?

dylan24
03-22-2008, 11:23 PM
Djokovic will get the job done.

he better.
i'd have preferred a fed/novak final.

Deivid23
03-22-2008, 11:23 PM
Looks like Mirkaland was in the stands :haha:

Greenday
03-22-2008, 11:23 PM
I am sorry...its more like roger didnt give a shit abt this match and he was sure he will get humiliated in the hands of novak playing like this....so he decided tht its better to loose to fish than to novak......pathetic!...strategic tank!....

On the other hand I ma happy for Mardy!...The guy suffered so much in his career....nice to see him doing well again!

Or Levy
03-22-2008, 11:24 PM
I could have congratulated Fish more, if Roger was actually moving to his balls.

Bizzre match.

MatchFederer
03-22-2008, 11:24 PM
The reason Federer chose to lose was because he knew that he had gained points at this tournie whereas Nadal lost points. Feeling secure about his number 1 position I guess he felt it was ok to tank the match.

Also, he realises he needs to conserve energy for the up and coming tournaments as he has only recently recovered from his shocking illness.

Voo de Mar
03-22-2008, 11:24 PM
time for Roger to play some challengers

:lol:

raven gypsy
03-22-2008, 11:24 PM
OMG Worst tennis day ever. But aside from my favorites going out :sad: hat's off to Fish

Fish = Fed Killa

Who'd have thought that??

On a lighter note, I wonder how Roddick feels about this win ;)

star
03-22-2008, 11:24 PM
Also, can Fish be the bandwagon player for March? :rolls: :crazy:

DrJules
03-22-2008, 11:24 PM
Fish played well. But today federer played the worst he has in 5 years.. if not the worst he has ever played. No fight, horrible movement, very sluggish. The first two games were ok but then the wheels fell off. Someone playing fish's type of game is not a good match up for him but still i am very surprised (shocked even) by how badly fed played.

Fish playing his best and Federer making so many unforced errors proved a decisive combination.

Mount Goddess
03-22-2008, 11:25 PM
All I can do is:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

sdtoot
03-22-2008, 11:25 PM
No doubt Djokovic will kick Mardy's ass tomorrow just to rub more salt in Feds wounds :eek:

Deivid23
03-22-2008, 11:25 PM
Nah. It's not the end of Fed. He's simply anxious to get back to important things -- like exho matches with Sampras. :)

:haha:

DDrago2
03-22-2008, 11:25 PM
The man seems to have problems with health, leave him alone. Although we should wait for the presser to be sure, the moment match begun I thought Federer looks realy ill.

I think he made a mistake to play the match in such condition, he should have retired or not show up, this was realy ridiculous and he was even booed by a good part of the crowd while leaving, which was kind of cruel but he made a mistake to play at all

If it's this mono stuff again, Federer could be over for this year! And who knows how he will come back

Mansave_75
03-22-2008, 11:25 PM
It seems Federer has lost his edge and Fish is right on his hype.
That's simple.
:)

star
03-22-2008, 11:25 PM
I could have congratulated Fish more, if Roger was actually moving to his balls.

Bizzre match.

"Moving to his balls" ????? :lol:

Wasn't that what Mats said he didn't have? :lol:

Deathless Mortal
03-22-2008, 11:26 PM
Seriously now, Fed could as well be fined for lack of best effort... Of course he won't be, but if Davydenko was for losing to Cilic, then Fed should be fined for losing to a guy he beat 5 times till now, Fish.

Stgobaiano
03-22-2008, 11:26 PM
Federer:worship: keep going you fuckin asshole:cool:

alfonsojose
03-22-2008, 11:26 PM
Roger :worship: helping USTA to lift tennis popularity in U.S. :yeah:

gnaz
03-22-2008, 11:27 PM
:lol:

Federer and Nadal fans can take cheap digs at each other at the same time now. A nice, parallel scoreline too.

Yeah but Mardy is not Nole. Nole(AO winner) has become the best HC player in the world while Mardy is #98 or something. Not the same.

Mansave_75
03-22-2008, 11:27 PM
It seems Federer has lost his edge and Fish is right now on his hype.
That's simple.
:)

dijus
03-22-2008, 11:27 PM
Seriously now, Fed could as well be fined for lack of best effort... Of course he won't be, but if Davydenko was for losing to Cilic, then Fed should be fined for losing to a guy he beat 5 times till now, Fish.

:haha: :haha: :haha:

dylan24
03-22-2008, 11:28 PM
what sickness/disease did federer suffer from today?

chicken pox
cold
flu
heat stroke
food poisioning
allergies

MatchFederer
03-22-2008, 11:28 PM
In all seriousness, well done Fish.

venusfan
03-22-2008, 11:28 PM
Roger Federer agent said Federer is recovering from chicken pox.

rocketassist
03-22-2008, 11:28 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

star
03-22-2008, 11:28 PM
The moment match begun I thought Federer looks realy ill. The man seems to have problems with health, leave him alone. Although we should wait for the presser to be sure

I think he made a mistake to play the match in such condition, he should have retired or not show up, this was realy ridiculous and he was even booed by a good part of the crowd while leaving, which was kind of cruel but he made a mistake to play at all

If it's this mono stuff again, Federer could be over for this year! And who knows how he will come back

Probably booed because he didn't sign autographs. Lots of people look to see who signs after they lose. Fed didn't.

Anyway, didn't he say before the tournament that he was fine? And if he has mono, how come he plays exhos? Peculiar behavior if you ask me. If he has mono, he should take off time and get well, but maybe if he does have mono and keeps playing, he has only himself to blame.

TFan1156
03-22-2008, 11:28 PM
FISH 2008 GOAT.

Guy scored a good looking Latina and he`s a whole new man. :banana:

LinkMage
03-22-2008, 11:29 PM
New low in Federer's career. :o

Get a coach or retire you Fedmug! :mad:

scarecrows
03-22-2008, 11:29 PM
what sickness/disease did federer suffer from today?

chicken pox
cold
flu
heat stroke
food poisioning
allergies

some marine disease I'd say

dijus
03-22-2008, 11:30 PM
The man seems to have problems with health, leave him alone. Although we should wait for the presser to be sure, the moment match begun I thought Federer looks realy ill.

I think he made a mistake to play the match in such condition, he should have retired or not show up, this was realy ridiculous and he was even booed by a good part of the crowd while leaving, which was kind of cruel but he made a mistake to play at all

If it's this mono stuff again, Federer could be over for this year! And who knows how he will come back

poor excuses :o

Spes
03-22-2008, 11:30 PM
Thanks for that Mardy, I won't be so tense watching the final tomorrow.

kaneye
03-22-2008, 11:30 PM
i haven't seen the game but the result tells me that roger has not recovered from mono yet.

who recovers from mono in a matter of weeks anyway?
ask mario A....

star
03-22-2008, 11:30 PM
Roger Federer agent said Federer is recovering from chicken pox.

Chicken pox and mono?

When did he get the chicken pox? Before the Sampras Exho?

Manon
03-22-2008, 11:30 PM
But Roger is strange, he seems doesn't care about this and hit moonball.

You're sooo right! We'll here I hope.

Naranoc
03-22-2008, 11:31 PM
I don't think there's ever been such a humourous consensus on MTF before - not even at a Ljubo first round loss :lol:

star
03-22-2008, 11:31 PM
Thanks for that Mardy, I won't be so tense watching the final tomorrow.

You'd better be tense, baby. It's parallel universe time. :haha:

DDrago2
03-22-2008, 11:31 PM
Probably booed because he didn't sign autographs. Lots of people look to see who signs after they lose. Fed didn't.

You obviously didn't watch the match, they booed him while he was waving to the croud, and it was because the ridiculous level of play he showed


Anyway, didn't he say before the tournament that he was fine? And if he has mono, how come he plays exhos? Peculiar behavior if you ask me. If he has mono, he should take off time and get well, but maybe if he does have mono and keeps playing, he has only himself to blame.

If it's this mononucleosis, as far as I know it is notorious for taking a long time to recover, with some better days and some bad days

The Freak
03-22-2008, 11:31 PM
:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

Cat123
03-22-2008, 11:31 PM
I can't believe I'm going out tomorrow night and will miss the final!!! And I'm the one who organised it!! :rolleyes:

Iván
03-22-2008, 11:32 PM
Mardy Fish reminds me of tim henman paris masters in this event.

Still overall will be an average player till the end of his career.

Enjoy your time in the sun mardy.

Argenbrit
03-22-2008, 11:32 PM
time for Roger to play some challengers
:lol:

Corey Feldman
03-22-2008, 11:32 PM
what sickness/disease did federer suffer from today?

chicken pox
cold
flu
heat stroke
food poisioning
allergies:lol:
i am expecting some pathetic excuse for sure

probably the Haas W/O yesterday "it cooled me down"

Bruno71
03-22-2008, 11:32 PM
Roger Federer agent said Federer is recovering from chicken pox.


More like Fish pox.

happy928
03-22-2008, 11:33 PM
NADAL and FEd's dominance is OVER now......

VAMOS NOLE!!!!

Branimir
03-22-2008, 11:33 PM
That's not just fish, that's a SHARK!!!

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/07_03/19sharkDM_468x591.jpg

rocketassist
03-22-2008, 11:33 PM
Mardy Fish reminds me of tim henman paris masters in this event.

Still overall will be an average player till the end of his career.

Enjoy your time in the sun mardy.

Henman >>> Fish.

Henman's run was harder as well.

bad gambler
03-22-2008, 11:33 PM
Thanks for that Mardy, I won't be so tense watching the final tomorrow.

I'm sure all the Fedtards were thinking exactly the same thing earlier today :lol:

FERLKE
03-22-2008, 11:34 PM
:bolt::bolt::spit:
:bigwave::devil:

tennisman.
03-22-2008, 11:34 PM
For fuck sakes,it is all over for Roger!

krystlel
03-22-2008, 11:34 PM
:lol: What a comfortable victory for Fish.

Federer was pretty terrible, unbelievable that he barely got into any of Fish's service games given Fish's poor service percentage.

Fish played very aggressively and did a good job of not letting Federer get into the match, by the end he was so relaxed he was swinging away because he was winning so comfortably.

Iván
03-22-2008, 11:35 PM
Henman's run was harder as well.

I think its close, taking out davydenko, hewitt, nalbandian and federer is pretty impressive.

Henman had pavel in the final, fish has novak!

*bunny*
03-22-2008, 11:35 PM
:rolls: :rolls:
At least Lleyton and Nalby lasted three sets!

Seriously, Fish played very well. He surprised me when I saw him play Lleyton, and then Nalby, and I could imagine how he demolished Kolya, too.
His aggessive return of serve was particularly impressive and made his high-profile opponents shellshocked I think.

tennizen
03-22-2008, 11:36 PM
So how many matches in a row was that against Americans? 40? 41? The last one to beat him was Roddick in Montreal 2003. Just goes to show, third time (at the same tournament)'s a charm.

Oh my god, I forgot that Fish was an American!!. That is incredible. Take that Roddick:haha:

star
03-22-2008, 11:36 PM
You obviously didn't watch the match, they booed him while he was waving to the croud, and it was because the ridiculous level of play he showed

I watched. I didn't hear any boos. Noticed he didn't sign for anyone too.


If it's this mononucleosis, as far as I know it is notorious for taking a long time to recover, with some better days and some bad days

If it is mono, he won't be recovering while he still plays tennis.

Iván
03-22-2008, 11:36 PM
Fish gave novak a very hard match in australia earlier this year, went 3 sets.

Manon
03-22-2008, 11:37 PM
Thanks for that Mardy, I won't be so tense watching the final tomorrow.

Grrrrrr. Typical Novak fangirl/boy cause of his beauty or..?

Sometimes I am ashamed for I'm Novak's fan.

zcess81
03-22-2008, 11:37 PM
After the match I looked out the window and frogs were falling from the sky.

Myrre
03-22-2008, 11:37 PM
time for Roger to play some challengers


My thought, exactly.

Federer looked totally out of sorts. Hope he has a good excuse, because this was piss poor.

star
03-22-2008, 11:37 PM
Oh my god, I forgot that Fish was an American!!. That is incredible. Take that Roddick:haha:

I'm sure Andy is thrilled for Mardy. And I'm sure Mardy will needle Andy about it. :)

Fedexex
03-22-2008, 11:37 PM
OMG:spit:

Ranger
03-22-2008, 11:37 PM
:bolt: :eek: Wow, great tournament from Fish.

Nole, win this final, please! :unsure:

squeakyshoes
03-22-2008, 11:37 PM
what sickness/disease did federer suffer from today?

chicken pox
cold
flu
heat stroke
food poisioning
allergies


mad cow?

Jimnik
03-22-2008, 11:38 PM
:haha: :crazy: :haha: :crazy: :haha:


This 2008 is good. :silly:

Will anything ever make sense this year?

Iván
03-22-2008, 11:38 PM
http://justgiving.typepad.com/justgivings_blog/images/fish.jpg

Black Adam
03-22-2008, 11:38 PM
Remember how Mono and Chicken pox affected/slash ruined Ancic's 2007 and JCF's career. If Roger has both, he is really in trouble.

Spes
03-22-2008, 11:38 PM
I'm sure all the Fedtards were thinking exactly the same thing earlier today :lol:

There is a chance Novak will lose tomorrow, like there is with any match, but I don't think Novak will be tanking like Roger did today. ;)

dijus
03-22-2008, 11:39 PM
time for Roger to play some challengers

if he can't win Estoril he should think about it :p :haha:

rocketassist
03-22-2008, 11:39 PM
I think its close, taking out davydenko, hewitt, nalbandian and federer is pretty impressive.

Henman had pavel in the final, fish has novak!

Federer was better then than he is right now, Roddick was world no 1, Grosjean was a top 10er, and Pavel has won a TMS. Not to mention Guga and the PMK. Plus all those matches were won in one week, i.e. no Saturday starts.

Bloodletting
03-22-2008, 11:39 PM
There is a chance Novak will lose tomorrow, like there is with any match, but I don't think Novak will be tanking like Roger did today. ;)


Djoker will **** the fish

richie21
03-22-2008, 11:40 PM
Dijana Djokovic must have really enjoyed this result.
"the king is dead,long live the king!":haha:

Spes
03-22-2008, 11:41 PM
Grrrrrr. Typical Novak fangirl/boy cause of his beauty or..?

Sometimes I am ashamed for I'm Novak's fan.

Hmm? Having confidence in Novak makes me a bad fan? :lol:

I am a man, and a straight one at that. I like Novak for his game and the passion he brings to it. I'm sorry if you are one of those people who are really superstitious and never like to predict a win for your favorite (Novak, in this case) but I am neither of those things. This is a messageboard where we share our opinions, and that is mine. If you have a problem with it, that's on you.

gnaz
03-22-2008, 11:41 PM
Wow. Losing by that score to Mardy Fish on hardcourt?

Not sure there are enough lols to go around for this one.

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

DDrago2
03-22-2008, 11:43 PM
I watched. I didn't hear any boos. Noticed he didn't sign for anyone too.


There were some boos and you could see the reaction on Federer's face



If it is mono, he won't be recovering while he still plays tennis.

:fear:

gusman890
03-22-2008, 11:43 PM
Fish...DC in his future?

Nice win Mardy :)

Rip Federer 2003-2007

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
03-22-2008, 11:44 PM
as if Federer was drunk and Fish had taken amphetamines.

Roger, you played like a dead fish :smash:

TMJordan
03-22-2008, 11:44 PM
What did we Fish fanboys say...

Year of the Fish, Baby!

connectolove
03-22-2008, 11:44 PM
I don't think that this is funny. It is strange to see Federer losing that way to #98(???)

Iván
03-22-2008, 11:45 PM
C:\Documents and Settings\Client\My Documents\My Pictures

juninhOH
03-22-2008, 11:46 PM
ridiculous and disgusting by federer.

i'm sure he will come with a RIDICULOUS excuse.

Branimir
03-22-2008, 11:46 PM
ivan, what are you trying to do my friend? :)

NicoFan
03-22-2008, 11:46 PM
I didn't see the match, but I'm shocked by the score. :eek:

Was Fed that bad to lose to Fishy??????

Or Levy
03-22-2008, 11:46 PM
Early presser comments (posted on www.tennis.com)....



Money quote from Federer press conference: "Guy took all his chances, and it was over in a heartbeat."

Lots of praise for Fish - took all the balls on the rise, made his shots. Federer was clearly disappointed, but not shocked: he said everyone knew Fish wasn't a 98 rank player. He said he didn't think Fish served that great, but he was disappointed that he couldn't get onto his second serve. There wasn't any illness issue. Some flashes of rueful humor. Seemed to be putting across the idea that the other guy had come out swinging, kept swinging, and that was all there was to it.

star
03-22-2008, 11:47 PM
I don't think that this is funny. It is strange to see Federer losing that way to #98(???)

You see no humor in it at all? Not even with the parallel universe thing? Not even with NinaNina posting the Fed vs.Djok thread? It's kind of funny in a black humor sort of way. :)

Klaas_nalbandian
03-22-2008, 11:48 PM
that puts an other light on nalbys defeat, never expected this won, Great stuff Fishie

Schu
03-22-2008, 11:48 PM
What was THAT? Still recovering from mono are you Fed?

Fish really did take it to Fed and was certainly not afraid to go for shots but the "old Fed" would have rattled Fish's ryhthm and destroyed this guy who pretty much knows how to do just one thing.

RonE
03-22-2008, 11:49 PM
Roger :o :tape:

Congrats to Mardy, sounds like he is on fire :worship:

Manon
03-22-2008, 11:49 PM
Hmm? Having confidence in Novak makes me a bad fan? :lol:

I am a man, and a straight one at that. I like Novak for his game and the passion he brings to it. I'm sorry if you are one of those people who are really superstitious and never like to predict a win for your favorite (Novak, in this case) but I am neither of those things. This is a messageboard where we share our opinions, and that is mine. If you have a problem with it, that's on you.

You are right. I ment to say - it ain't over till it's over. Nole isn't a machine.

Bruno71
03-22-2008, 11:50 PM
C:\Documents and Settings\Client\My Documents\My Pictures


Good one :)

Or Levy
03-22-2008, 11:50 PM
Early presser comments (posted on www.tennis.com)....



Money quote from Federer press conference: "Guy took all his chances, and it was over in a heartbeat."

Lots of praise for Fish - took all the balls on the rise, made his shots. Federer was clearly disappointed, but not shocked: he said everyone knew Fish wasn't a 98 rank player. He said he didn't think Fish served that great, but he was disappointed that he couldn't get onto his second serve. There wasn't any illness issue. Some flashes of rueful humor. Seemed to be putting across the idea that the other guy had come out swinging, kept swinging, and that was all there was to it.

aeronatasha
03-22-2008, 11:51 PM
I cannot believe I'm actually sad for Federer.

Labamba
03-22-2008, 11:51 PM
:hatoff: to Fish

Fed's decline will be more rapid than people think, he won't win a Slam this year without a major turnaround. A full-time coach might be helpful...

Deboogle!.
03-22-2008, 11:52 PM
.... this guy who pretty much knows how to do just one thing.I assume you mean serve? Fish served at 34% today. Guess you missed all those massive FH, BH and return winners he hit today :lol: Fed was way off his game, no doubt about that but to suggest Mardy was just a serve today is absolutely laughable.

NicoFan
03-22-2008, 11:53 PM
I cannot believe I'm actually sad for Federer.

I feel sad for him too.

It's humiliating to lose to someone like Fish...no disrespect to Fishy intended.

*Viva Chile*
03-22-2008, 11:54 PM
I'm not a Fed fan but mononucleosis has at least 2 months for recovery. Patients can experience some good days and some very bad days after the acute phase.

Roger should withdraw from Miami now and prepare for the clay season.

ChinoRios4Ever
03-22-2008, 11:54 PM
i love 2008 :)

simply incredible :worship:

Kolya
03-22-2008, 11:55 PM
Unbelievable!

When I needed Federer to win, he loses :confused:

Anyone who didn't believe Federer's dominance is over better believe it now!

Spes
03-22-2008, 11:55 PM
You are right. I ment to say - it ain't over till it's over. Nole isn't a machine.

I agree. I just think that, like in Australia when Tsonga had all those upsets and was playing amazing tennis, a focused and driven Novak will be a much harder opponent for Fish. As you said, he is not a machine and, as we saw today, anything can happen in tennis. Especially in 2008. :lol:

Goonergal
03-22-2008, 11:56 PM
:speakles:

Marek.
03-22-2008, 11:57 PM
I'm not a Fed fan but mononucleosis has at least 2 months for recovery. Patients can experience some good days and some very bad days after the acute phase.

Roger should withdraw from Miami now and prepare for the clay season.

About your sig: Fish only needed to serve at 34% :lol:

Smoke944
03-22-2008, 11:58 PM
I'm making this post so I can bump it when Fed gets healthy again and comes back to his normal level, stays at number 1 and wins 2 slams this year ;)

*Viva Chile*
03-22-2008, 11:59 PM
About your sig: Fish only needed to serve at 34% :lol:

It was made by Merton on March 12. I only took it as how he wrote it.

dorkino
03-22-2008, 11:59 PM
Credits to Fish who played well and took good advantage of his chances there. He deserved the win.
But i also think it's very obvious he was the healthier player of the two . Obviously Fed. has severe problems. His movements even between games was far from normal , not to mention his passive shots and weak hits of the ball. He looked totally lethargic.
My humble guess is that he's not feeling ok in the first place but he chose to play the match anyway. I don't know if anyone has got his presser, but i guess there remain lots of questions to be answered about his condition.

Roger:hug:

P.S. I am a Fedal fan by the way..so it wasn't the happiest tennis day for me, but the idea of Rafa and Fed losing head to head with the same score is though being freaky..but somehow i find it hilariously soothing ( don't know if i am the only one feeling that way).
i imagine them both talking to each other now about it. And i'm sure i am not the only one here thinking about it.

DDrago2
03-23-2008, 12:00 AM
Early presser comments (posted on www.tennis.com)....



Money quote from Federer press conference: "Guy took all his chances, and it was over in a heartbeat."

Lots of praise for Fish - took all the balls on the rise, made his shots. Federer was clearly disappointed, but not shocked: he said everyone knew Fish wasn't a 98 rank player. He said he didn't think Fish served that great, but he was disappointed that he couldn't get onto his second serve. There wasn't any illness issue. Some flashes of rueful humor. Seemed to be putting across the idea that the other guy had come out swinging, kept swinging, and that was all there was to it.

As I feared, Fed is again not aiming to the center in his pressers. Obviously his level was very poor, movement and energy expecialy, he looked disinterested and saddened on the court, was realy pale and sweating alot

Argenbrit
03-23-2008, 12:01 AM
I feel sad for him too.

It's humiliating to lose to someone like Fish...no disrespect to Fishy intended.

Agreed.

NicoFan
03-23-2008, 12:02 AM
I have to admit that this kind of annoys me.

Of all the Americans to beat Fed, Fishy is one of the least deserving. :sad: Shows that there isn't much justice in the world. :rolleyes: :lol:

Or Levy
03-23-2008, 12:05 AM
More from Fed's presser (this isn't published anywhere yet, and won't be until tomorrow, those are direct quotes taken from Andrew from www.tennis.com, who is sitting in on those pressers).

Fish was just asked "Do you think this is the biggest upset in tennis history?" and said "I didn't think I was THAT bad a player..."

Federer snippets:

Q. Are you well, Roger (this was Bud Collins, BTW)

ROGER FEDERER: I'm well, yeah. How are you?

Q. I don't have to run.

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I didn't have to run much either, today. (Laughter)

FedFan
03-23-2008, 12:05 AM
Anyone knows, if Mirka watched the match?

Manon
03-23-2008, 12:06 AM
[QUOTE=*Viva Chile*;6767215]I'm not a Fed fan but mononucleosis has at least 2 months for recovery. Patients can experience some good days and some very bad days after the acute phase.

/QUOTE]

Right. Remember Ancic last year?

Kolya
03-23-2008, 12:06 AM
Mayer did better than Federer against Fish :lol:

buddyholly
03-23-2008, 12:07 AM
The TV always shows Mirka. But not today. Maybe that is why Federer was looking out of sorts. Where's Mirka?

*Viva Chile*
03-23-2008, 12:07 AM
Nobody will bump the GOAT cheese thread this time????? :tape:

Deivid23
03-23-2008, 12:09 AM
Well, now seriously, Fish has actually played very well during this week, give the guy some credit

*Viva Chile*
03-23-2008, 12:09 AM
The TV always shows Mirka. But not today. Maybe that is why Federer was looking out of sorts. Where's Mirka?

taking another pregnancy test???? :p

Argenbrit
03-23-2008, 12:10 AM
Fish was just asked "Do you think this is the biggest upset in tennis history?" and said "I didn't think I was THAT bad a player..."
:rolleyes:

aurora2006
03-23-2008, 12:13 AM
weird one...but :worship: to Fish!

l_mac
03-23-2008, 12:13 AM
:tape: :tape: :tape:

tangerine_dream
03-23-2008, 12:13 AM
Cupcake defeats Goat by the same Nole-Nadal scoreline. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/laughing024.gif

EEEEEEAAAASSSSSYYYY.

Mardy :worship:

ExFed :hug:

Looks like Mirkaland was in the stands :haha:
Hope she enjoyed the spectacle. :haha:

Tennis Fool
03-23-2008, 12:16 AM
Wtf?

buddyholly
03-23-2008, 12:17 AM
taking another pregnancy test???? :p

Easter weekend buffets in Indian Wells are reputed to be excellent. Not to mention the resort's jewelry store.

freeandlonely
03-23-2008, 12:17 AM
I don't think that this is funny. It is strange to see Federer losing that way to #98(???)
When Fish hit first serve in,
Roger desires to make an error asap
When Fish hit second serve,
Roger seems like thinking "why not please hit your first serve in"
and hit a moonball PRECISELY IN FRONT OF FISH's FACE
to make it easier for Fish to attack.
After lost a point, he walk a little faster than usual
to serve to not waste a single minute in this match.
Then challenge the ball which he's not gonna win
while did't give a glance when it's a close deal.
And, he smile to us and wave.
I'm not taking anything from Fish.
I was so sad when he def Nalby
but feel it's a logical deal afterward.
Fish played good and can have a chance today even if
Federer plays average level.
And I don't feel Fed's physical condition or movement is that bad.
Maybe a bit exaggerating
But it looks like sort of aberration for me.
It's strange.
No offense. Just my feeling.

Or Levy
03-23-2008, 12:17 AM
More quotes.


Q. The way things are going this year so far, do you just feel that you're short on match play?

ROGER FEDERER: Umm, not particularly, you know. I did play very well against all these guys this week. Today, you know, obviously it's a tough result, you know, but what can you do? It happens sometimes, you know.

So just better make it not happen so frequently, you know. But can only give credit to Mardy. I couldn't do much today, and these matches sometimes come around. I'm surprised myself it hasn't happened more in the last five years, you know. You always think one guy can outright dominate you on any given day.

People weren't able to do it against me, so that speaks for myself. But today Mardy was really impossible to beat, it almost looked like. He was never in doubt. Everything he took on the rise and hit winners, so it was just a great performance on his side.

****

Q. When you do have a loss, do you still find you can learn things from them and advance your game in a way even from the losses?

ROGER FEDERER: Usually can, but not much about today. Went too quick, and couldn't feel anything was there to be done very differently.

Could have served better, sure. Could have returned better, sure. But the guy was on top of his game. Took his chances and it was over in a heartbeat, so...

CyBorg
03-23-2008, 12:19 AM
Fish didn't even play well. Fed just pussied out in this one as evidenced by his pathetic body language.

nsidhan
03-23-2008, 12:19 AM
Maybe Mirka dumped Roger?

Schu
03-23-2008, 12:20 AM
I assume you mean serve? Fish served at 34% today. Guess you missed all those massive FH, BH and return winners he hit today :lol: Fed was way off his game, no doubt about that but to suggest Mardy was just a serve today is absolutely laughable.

Didn't say it was serve... You know what happens when you ASSume. I did see that Fish was just 34% serve(which illustrates just how BAD Fed was today). Basically I'm not a fan of any player who knows how to just bash balls from the baseline - credit to Fish for doing that very well, just not my favorite style. I'm not a huge Federer fan but I do appreciate his game which has(had) ALL the shots.

adee-gee
03-23-2008, 12:21 AM
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laure xxx
03-23-2008, 12:22 AM
It's not Roddick or Blake at least.

Didn't you used to post on andyroddick.com

:haha:

star
03-23-2008, 12:23 AM
Didn't say it was serve... You know what happens when you ASSume. I did see that Fish was just 34% serve(which illustrates just how BAD Fed was today). Basically I'm not a fan of any player who knows how to just bash balls from the baseline - credit to Fish for doing that very well, just not my favorite style. I'm not a huge Federer fan but I do appreciate his game which has(had) ALL the shots.

I guess you missed him at the net. :p

Fish is not known to be a baseline basher.

But, you know, whatever.

star
03-23-2008, 12:23 AM
Maybe Mirka dumped Roger?

Then we would be in a parallel universe. :)

gnaz
03-23-2008, 12:23 AM
Credits to Fish who played well and took good advantage of his chances there. He deserved the win.
But i also think it's very obvious he was the healthier player of the two . Obviously Fed. has severe problems. His movements even between games was far from normal , not to mention his passive shots and weak hits of the ball. He looked totally lethargic.
My humble guess is that he's not feeling ok in the first place but he chose to play the match anyway. I don't know if anyone has got his presser, but i guess there remain lots of questions to be answered about his condition.

Roger:hug:

P.S. I am a Fedal fan by the way..so it wasn't the happiest tennis day for me, but the idea of Rafa and Fed losing head to head with the same score is though being freaky..but somehow i find it hilariously soothing ( don't know if i am the only one feeling that way).
i imagine them both talking to each other now about it. And i'm sure i am not the only one here thinking about it.


Federer and Nadal are doing more than talking to each other now about it :D

Fensler
03-23-2008, 12:24 AM
More quotes.


Q. The way things are going this year so far, do you just feel that you're short on match play?

ROGER FEDERER: Umm, not particularly, you know. I did play very well against all these guys this week. Today, you know, obviously it's a tough result, you know, but what can you do? It happens sometimes, you know.

So just better make it not happen so frequently, you know. But can only give credit to Mardy. I couldn't do much today, and these matches sometimes come around. I'm surprised myself it hasn't happened more in the last five years, you know. You always think one guy can outright dominate you on any given day.

People weren't able to do it against me, so that speaks for myself. But today Mardy was really impossible to beat, it almost looked like. He was never in doubt. Everything he took on the rise and hit winners, so it was just a great performance on his side.

Has Federer been reading MTF?

adee-gee
03-23-2008, 12:24 AM
*from the Djokovic def. Nadal thread*
We're talking about a real thrashing here :eek:)
It's not easy to overpower anyone on such a slow court
:lol:

StZox
03-23-2008, 12:24 AM
I so wanted to see Djokovic - Federer final:(

star
03-23-2008, 12:25 AM
More quotes.


Q. The way things are going this year so far, do you just feel that you're short on match play?

ROGER FEDERER: Umm, not particularly, you know. I did play very well against all these guys this week. Today, you know, obviously it's a tough result, you know, but what can you do? It happens sometimes, you know.

So just better make it not happen so frequently, you know. But can only give credit to Mardy. I couldn't do much today, and these matches sometimes come around. I'm surprised myself it hasn't happened more in the last five years, you know. You always think one guy can outright dominate you on any given day.

People weren't able to do it against me, so that speaks for myself. But today Mardy was really impossible to beat, it almost looked like. He was never in doubt. Everything he took on the rise and hit winners, so it was just a great performance on his side.

****

Q. When you do have a loss, do you still find you can learn things from them and advance your game in a way even from the losses?

ROGER FEDERER: Usually can, but not much about today. Went too quick, and couldn't feel anything was there to be done very differently.

Could have served better, sure. Could have returned better, sure. But the guy was on top of his game. Took his chances and it was over in a heartbeat, so...

So, am I to understand that Federer can't beat Fish when Fish plays at the top of his game? :confused:

Corey Feldman
03-23-2008, 12:26 AM
Has Federer been reading MTF?:lol::lol:

if so, read this

Retire transitional Fedmug, 12 Slam wonder.

belco
03-23-2008, 12:26 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Looks like nole gonna win the title :)

gnaz
03-23-2008, 12:29 AM
Mayer did better than Federer against Fish :lol:

:eek::eek:

Regenbogen
03-23-2008, 12:29 AM
When Fish hit second serve,
Roger seems like thinking "why not please hit your first serve in"
and HIT A MOONBALL PRECISELY IN FRONT OF FISH
to MAKE IT EASIER for Fish to attack.

I noticed the same thing, actually. It was odd. :scratch:

trixtah
03-23-2008, 12:31 AM
Fish didn't even play well. Fed just pussied out in this one as evidenced by his pathetic body language.

I think Fish is the biggest shit-head on the planet but you either didn't watch the match or have some sort of Roger fetish going on.

gnaz
03-23-2008, 12:31 AM
Easter weekend buffets in Indian Wells are reputed to be excellent. Not to mention the resort's jewelry store.

:drool:

star
03-23-2008, 12:31 AM
Well, now seriously, Fish has actually played very well during this week, give the guy some credit

Kidding aside, Fish has played well this tournament. He played this tournament the way I thought he was going to be able to play when I first saw him against Andy in Cincy. He's seemed physically fit (skinny calves notwithstanding) and he's played his kind of game. He's also been determined.

I can't believe he had 6 hours more on the court and played 2 1/2 times the number of games that Federer played. It's a very good win for him, and he should be proud that he played his game and didn't let the fact that he was playing Federer and playing to get into the final get into his head.

He should be very proud of himself.

cobalt60
03-23-2008, 12:33 AM
Kidding aside, Fish has played well this tournament. He played this tournament the way I thought he was going to be able to play when I first saw him against Andy in Cincy. He's seemed physically fit (skinny calves notwithstanding) and he's played his kind of game. He's also been determined.

I can't believe he had 6 hours more on the court and played 2 1/2 times the number of games that Federer played. It's a very good win for him, and he should be proud that he played his game and didn't let the fact that he was playing Federer and playing to get into the final get into his head.

He should be very proud of himself.

Nicely said :worship:

Vlad
03-23-2008, 12:33 AM
I have never ever seen federer play that bad :( This might be his worst performance in last couple of years....

Albop
03-23-2008, 12:39 AM
fucking idiot fed

gl fish tomorrow :yeah:

Corey Feldman
03-23-2008, 12:40 AM
I have never ever seen federer play that bad :( This might be his worst performance in last couple of years....Probably since Schuettler beat him in Dubai 2002, or Franco Squillari in Syndey 2003.

HeretiC
03-23-2008, 12:41 AM
time for Roger to play some challengers


With this level of play ? Futures are more appropriate. ;)

tangerine_dream
03-23-2008, 12:42 AM
*from the Djokovic def. Nadal thread*

Originally Posted by Rogiman
We're talking about a real thrashing here )

Originally Posted by Rogiman
It's not easy to overpower anyone on such a slow court

:lol:

This Rogiman jinx is really good. :eek: :scared: :worship:

MyPrecious
03-23-2008, 12:44 AM
Performance from Fish was unbelievable :worship:

I'm almost starting to feel sorry for Fed.

Almost ;)

idolwatcher1
03-23-2008, 12:44 AM
Somewhere I think Andy Roddick's mouth is gaping wide open... and no, not because Mardy is cumming into his mouth :secret: :rolleyes: ;)

Congrats to Mardy!! :D

What the hell did Federer do on his day off?
He played a practice match against Ancic.

MilMilCho
03-23-2008, 12:46 AM
Congrats to Fish, he played really well(except the first serve:rolleyes:)

As for Federer, I dont even think he can win anything anymore, even Halle and Wimbledon,
at least Nadal did win against some players who had beaten him before, and losing to Djokovic isnt really that embarrassing.
But Federer just lost to someone who he always owned in the past, and losing with the scores like 63 62. Its just :haha:.
Wite a cakedraw like this, he still cannot win this tournament, seriously, he has no chance to win anything this year.:wavey:

Choker
03-23-2008, 12:49 AM
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL :eek: :rolls: :spit: :haha:

Nole will win :p

dorkino
03-23-2008, 01:04 AM
Originally posted by Gnaz
Federer and Nadal are doing more than talking to each other now about it :D

Evil :):devil:

Originally posted by Star
So, am I to understand that Federer can't beat Fish when Fish plays at the top of his game?

Good Point.Something's misteriously fishy in this presser.:confused:

mylessa
03-23-2008, 01:04 AM
Cannot believe this! I'm not that surprised Federer lost, but to Fish! This year is just crazy!

Manon
03-23-2008, 01:07 AM
fucking idiot fed


Such a negative person this albop.

name_change
03-23-2008, 01:14 AM
huh? wow.

Alonsofz
03-23-2008, 01:28 AM
:HAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA: :worship: Fish

BArsonlyone
03-23-2008, 01:31 AM
I have no comment for this result...except for this comment.

Hank777
03-23-2008, 01:32 AM
Man, I am TRULY AMAZED by FISH's performance, and with such numbers too !!

GO FISH, CONGRATS !! Should be a GREAT final, good to see some other guys in the Finals of a tourney.

Albop
03-23-2008, 01:32 AM
Such a negative person this albop.

do you think?

The Freak
03-23-2008, 01:34 AM
When was the last time Federer lost to an American?

Marek.
03-23-2008, 01:35 AM
When was the last time Federer lost to an American?

Roddick in 03